The end is nigh for a famous shopping thoroughfare in South Tyneside.
Work has started to demolish the southern end of Frederick Street at Laygate in South Shields.
It is part of a £30m regeneration scheme which will see the building of 223 new family homes across 5.6 hectares of land, which also incorporates the former Circatex factory site.
The new neighbourhood will provide a mix of social and private housing.
The northern half of Frederick Street remains open for business with the planned development designed to integrate the existing retail area with the new neighbourhood to help trade thrive.
The demolition work will enable house building to start before the end of the year.
As part of the plans, a new linear park running from Reed Street, through the rear of Frederick Street will be built and the local medical practices will benefit from two new car parks.
There will also be extensive new car parking around the retained northern half of Frederick Street to help support local businesses.